Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her and who you are after.
A documentary crew discover a mysterious young woman living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful, she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian lyrebird.
The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of their story and bestow the nickname upon her. When they leave they take Lyrebird with them back to the city. But as she leaves behind her peaceful life to learn about a new world, is she also leaving behind a part of herself?
For her new friend, Solomon, the answer isn't clear. When you find a rare and precious thing, should you share it - or protect it?
An intriguing and remarkable love story, Lyrebird will cement Cecelia Ahern's reputation as a writer of extraordinary talent.
©2016 Cecelia Ahern (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Praise for Cecelia Ahern:
"Cleverly constructed, full of flavour and moving." (Daily Mail)
"An illuminating and touching father/daughter story about memory, childhood and secrets." (Woman & Home)
"Beautiful and unexpected...both thought-provoking and life-affirming." (Sunday Express)
"Intricate and emotional...really completely lovely." (Grazia)
"Brilliant characters, piles of pathos and intrigue...quite simply fantastic." (Heat)
"Both moving and thought-provoking." (Irish Independent)
"A must read." (Marie Claire)
"Enchanting." (Good Housekeeping)
"Really touching, quite, quite beautiful." (Lovereading.co.uk)
"A unique read." (Closer)
"Another hit!" (Essentials)
"A wry, dark drama." (Daily Mail)
"Ahern cleverly and thoughtfully turns the tables, providing thought-provoking life lessons." (Sunday Express)
"An unusual and satisfying novel." (Woman)
"Life-affirming, warm and wise." (Good Housekeeping)
"Cecelia Ahern is an undisputed master when it comes to writing about relationships.... Moving, real and exquisitely crafted." (Heat)
As with all her stories, a beautifully written story with a little mystery and romance. This is very well read with different voices that contribute to the way the story is told. I really enjoyed this book.
I would give it 10 stars if I could. This was magical. The story just flowed so beautifully that I couldn't put it down.
There is no other. The concept was unique.
Everything about her performance matched the magic of the story. Her beautiful accent was a pleasure to listen to.
Now I'm hoping that her other books are as good as I have never read this author.
I have loved Ahern's books in the past so I thought I would give this book a go. The narrator was great at bringing the characters to life and I felt like I was there with Laura as she met and went through a whirlwind. I will recommend it to fans of Ahern.
"Another hit by Ahern"
I do not want to give away the plot but this book makes you relook how we are as a society with people we deem to be different.
beautiful book. I loved how easily I could conjure up images. I'll miss Laura's journey.
I can't believe all the good reviews for this book, they must have been written by the author and her family I managed to last about 14 chapters before giving up and deleting it from my phone. Boring nonsense
Good narration of a boring and bland story. I'm a fan of Cecelia Ahern and this is the first book I have not loved.
"captivating and brilliant"
Wonderful story, wonderful narrator. Completely captivated from start to finish. A completely believable tale ofthe times we live in.
Perhaps a little bit hard to get attached in beginning, but made up for it later! narrator does excellent voices and makes sure we follow story well. Calming listen, great story!
"Not the best"
This was ok - didn't draw me in but had to persevere a bit slow and predictable !
"Beautiful and different story"
I loved the story as it was so unique and fairytale like. The characters were very likeable and the narrator was excellent as usual, I love Aoife 😍 overall very enjoyable easy listen. Good if u are in a romantic mood.
really nice book, nicely narrated. A bit different from the usual boy meets girl with well rounder characters
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